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Shapiro & Appleton

Virginia Beach & Norfolk Personal Injury Lawyers Ready to Work for You

Nationally Recognized in the Field of Personal Injury Law

Our team of attorneys are recognized across the country as authorities in personal injury law. Each of our attorneys take the time to publish and edit in-depth articles on a nationwide online publication known as the Legal Examiner which focuses on health and safety awareness. We edit three sites based on geographic regions: (1) Virginia Beach-Chesapeake-Suffolk , (2) Norfolk-Portsmouth-Hampton ,and (3) Greenville-Outer Banks-Rocky Mount. In addition, firm attorney Rick Shapiro is a featured author for Legal Examiner and was given the responsibility of compiling and drafting Legal Examiner's "Top 10 Civil Justice Stories" for the year.  

In addition to being featured authors on personal injury topics, our attorneys have been asked to lecture and make presentations to other attorneys on pertinent personal injury issues. For example, Rick Shapiro has spoken at conferences hosted by the American Association for Justice, one of the leading trial attorney organizations in the United States.

Track Record of Large Verdicts and Settlements

Along with professional accolades and national recognition, our firm has had success in the courtroom. For example, our firm, along with co-counsel, obtained a record-setting jury verdict in October 2000. At that time it was the largest verdict in Virginia's history for an injured person suffering a traumatic brain injury ($46 million verdict, but with interest the total rose to $60 million).              

Our lawyers handled jury trials throughout the state including Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Williamsburg, the Eastern Shore, Richmond, Petersburg, Roanoke, and innumerable other cities and counties in Virginia.

Examples of cases the firm handles:

  • Wrongful death
  • Trucking accident injuries
  • Car accident injuries
  • Motorcycle wreck injuries
  • Railroad worker injuries
  • Railroads disease claims (e.g., mesothelioma)
  • Faulty product injuries
  • Product recall injuries (e.g., DePuy hip implant)
  • Nursing home abuse and neglect
  • Boating accident injuries

There are a small number of personal injury law firms that have actually been involved in transportation/vehicle injury litigation in nearly every state along the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic U.S.A. (Our injury law handles cases in Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Washington D.C., Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Maryland, Tennessee, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Louisiana and beyond).

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